Bluefin + USAePay = Decryptx & 3DRetro

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bluefin Payment Systems and USAePay have enabled their first merchant for Decryptx, 3DRetro. Decryptx, Bluefin’s Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, provides all of the benefits of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution suite on the USAePay platform. Merchants utilizing USAePay can get the security and scope reduction of PCI P2PE with no…

Visa Kicks More Ass w/Consumer Transaction Controls

Visa Kicks More Ass w/Consumer Transaction Controls

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa has unveiled a new service to help Visa issuers empower consumers to monitor and control how, where, and when their Visa credit, debit, and prepaid accounts can be used. With real-time visibility and control over their accounts, consumers can take immediate action to protect themselves from security threats and fraud.…

PayPal Ankles eBays’s Sri Shivananda as CTO

PayPal Ankles eBays’s Sri Shivananda as CTO

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal has ankled Sri Shivananda as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective April 1st. Shivananda’s appointment follows the decision by current CTO, James Barrese, to step down to take time off. James will remain with PayPal for a period of time to support a smooth transition…

PANscan Finds 1.4B+ Unencrypted Card Numbers

PANscan Finds 1.4B+ Unencrypted Card Numbers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Businesses continue to struggle with the prohibited storage of unencrypted customer payment data. In its fifth study on unencrypted card data, SecurityMetrics’ patented card discovery tool PANscan found that 61% of businesses store the unencrypted 16-digit sequence on the front of credit cards, also known as the Primary Account Number (PAN).…

Bankers Healthcare Group Hooks-up with Afferent

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bankers Healthcare Group has teamed with Afferent Provider Solutions, an education and services provider that helps healthcare professionals create wealth, manage risk and limit liability. This partnership will allow Afferent to offer its customers credit cards, business and personal loans through BHG, a leading provider of fast, hassle-free financial solutions for healthcare professionals.…

Chinese Payment Cards to Slow to a CAGR of 4.9% till 2020

Chinese Payment Cards to Slow to a CAGR of 4.9% till 2020

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Chinese payment cards market grew at a CAGR of 18.2% during the period 2012-2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% over the period 2015-2020. The total number of cards in circulation reached 4,949.2 million by the end of 2014, whereas the total population of the country…

Starr Companies Gets Your Back on Cuba Travels

Starr Companies Gets Your Back on Cuba Travels

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Starr Companies announced the availability of travel insurance and payment card assistance services for travel to Cuba. These plans provide trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance as well as accident and sickness benefits. In addition, the plans provide the coordination of medical and assistance services for travelers during their travel and…

Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] APRIVA – Apriva has completed EMV certification with Global Payments for Ingenico’s Telium2 terminals connecting through the Apriva Gateway. This full-featured certification includes the wireless iWL220 and iWL250, as well as the iCT220 and iCT250 countertop models. The certification spans all major card brands, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and…

Low Oil Prices a Boon to Credit Card ABS

Low Oil Prices a Boon to Credit Card ABS

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Still-low oil prices could prove to be a boon for already-strong U.S. credit card ABS performance in the coming months. According to Fitch Ratings oil price declines are leading to a sustained drop in gasoline and heating oil prices this winter, which is adding more savings into U.S. households. Fitch notes…

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal unveiled its first major brand campaign as an independent company with a 45-second commercial that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50. This will mark the first time the global digital commerce leader has advertised during television’s most-watched event. The new global campaign, called “New Money” will…

FuturePay and Shopify Buddy-Up to Improve Cart Conversions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FuturePay and Shopify have teamed. The partnership allows Shopify merchants to customize their online stores to cater to new types of online shoppers, create new revenue streams and increase average cart size. Merchants using Shopify will benefit by providing their customers with a customer-friendly financing option that works elegantly on any…

Special Breaking News Mentions in CardFlash February 5, 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardFlash.com Breaking News: ADS (Boscov’s); GOLDMONEY (funding); WU (Viber); and NACHA (board). ADS – Alliance Data Systems says its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services Boscov’s. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Boscov’s is the largest family-owned department store chain in the…